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How to earn badges on the Atlassian Community

You may have visited your profile and seen a tab called badges. (If not, click on your avatar and View profile > Badges will get you there.)  But what do the happy little circles mean, and how do you earn them?

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Atlassian Community allows you to work your way up by earning Level badges.  How do you earn these levels?

Level 0: This is your starter badge for joining the Atlassian Community. It's a freebie!

Level 1: Like something. That's it!

Level 2: Post three times

Level 3: Log in multiple times, like content, start at least one discussion, and participate in discussions

Level 4: Same as Level 3, but more

Level 5: Same as Level 4, but more, and also receive likes from others

Level 6: Same as Level 5, but more, and also provide at least one accepted solution

Level 7: Same as Level 6, but more

Level 8: Same as Level 7, but more, and also write at least one article

Level 9: There is no Level 9. OR IS THERE?


Community badges

Welcome badge: How to earn your Welcome badge

Answerer: Answer two questions

Friday Funmaker: Sign up to post a Friday fun thread

Fri-yay!: Participate in at least 10 Friday fun threads

Group Hug: Join at least three groups and participate in at least one over time

Super Grouper: Post at least 50 times in groups 

Answerer: Answer two questions

Rising Star: Get accepted answers and kudos from the community

Awesome Author: Write some awesome articles

Random Acts of Community: Get rewarded randomly

Community award-winner: See our last group of winners for the type of things we reward!

Other challenge badges are announced using the badge-challenge tag.

...and more will be added!


Series badges

We have a number of badge series for activities like providing accepted answers, receiving likes from others, creating discussions, and writing articles.

Only certain user roles are able to write articles. However, you too can become one of our Awesome Authors by reaching Level 5 on community! 


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If you have questions about any of these badges, or suggestions for what you'd like to see us release next, we're eager to hear from you in the comments!


Danny Zuccaro Community Leader Feb 16, 2018

Must discover level 9!

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Monique vdB Community Manager Feb 16, 2018

@Danny Zuccaro I don't know what you're talking about. Who ever said anything about level 9? 😉

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Thomas Deiler Community Leader Feb 17, 2018

[Lvl 3 Necromancer] I am wondering, which spells are unlocked the next levels ... 

Thanks for adding RPG elements. I would appreciate having more of them. ;)

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The Jack (not @Jack) of all trades badge/quest: accepted answers in every product collection.

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Monique vdB Community Manager Feb 20, 2018

Go @Timothy (Goldfinger Holdings) go! :) 

@Daniel Eads _unmonitored account_ I definitely want to have badges that are specific to product collections -- trying to figure out how to automate that now. I like the Jack badge. :) It would have to be Jack/Jill of all trades, of course 😉

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LeKisha Boswell Community Leader Feb 23, 2018

This is awesome - I earned three levels without trying ;) Ready to conquer!

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So here we are!

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No good until they go up to 11

(Please some one stop me from watching documentaries)

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Let's hunt some badges! :D

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Monique vdB Community Manager Mar 01, 2018

This may be of interest to those following this thread: our first monthly challenge badge.

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Is this new stackoverflow?

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Hopefully one day soon I will manage to get the Welcome badge :)

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Time to start collecting :-)

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Omar Herrera Community Leader Mar 06, 2018

Excellent idea keeps us motivated by collecting badges!

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I earned only three badges by now but I'm afraid I got addicted ;-)

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Monique vdB Community Manager Mar 08, 2018

@Marc Dvorschak my favorite kind of addiction ;) 

Time to start collecting :D

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Monique vdB Community Manager Mar 20, 2018

Welcome, @Andrea Mendez, you're just in time for March Madness! :)

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Today I got an email reading "Congratulations! You earned the Level 1 badge".  It had a badge icon, but really no other information.

I like the Gamification concept, but in the spirit of general (hopefully useful?) feedback: modify this email message. I was at a loss as to what that email meant, or what I had done. A quick Google search found this article, but other users may not be as inclined to google reasons they got an email, as I am.  Even including a link to this page in the email would be helpful, to give the reader some insight.

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Monique vdB Community Manager Mar 26, 2018

Thanks @JP Seabury -- I completely agree! I've requested to add some explanatory text to the badge page itself (since right now it's just a list of badges but unclear how you can earn them or what they mean) but it's a great idea to add it to the email also. Thanks for the great idea and feedback, and welcome to the community :) 

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@Monique vdB one additional question, how can you earn the AUG member badge by the way? Haven't been able so far :)

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Monique vdB Community Manager Apr 06, 2018

@Max Foerster - Decadis AG we have to assign that one manually. I just assigned it to you! Working with AUG teams over the next few months to make this process more smooth :) 

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@Monique vdB thank you a lot for fixing that for me :) and have a great weekend!

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